Sunday, August 3, 2008

Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging

Angus, Thongs, and Full Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison
Review by: Lauren
Summary of book: Taken from Amazon

She has a precocious 3-year-old sister who tends to leave wet nappies at the foot of her bed, an insane cat who is prone to leg-shredding "Call of the Wild" episodes, and embarrassing parents who make her want to escape to Stonehenge and dance with the Druids. No wonder 14-year-old Georgia Nicolson laments, "Honestly, what is the point?" A Bridget Jones for the younger set, Georgia records the momentous events of her life--and they are all momentous--in her diary, which serves as a truly hilarious account of what it means to be a modern girl on the cusp of womanhood. No matter that her particular story takes place in England, the account of her experiences rings true across the ocean (and besides, "Georgia's Glossary" swiftly eradicates any language barriers).

This is the first book in the Georgia Nicholson series and the first time I've actually read the book. Yes, I realize I'm quite a few years late on this, but I just never really gave the books much thought until recently. The day I picked up this book at the library, I was with a friend of mine and she saw it and went "Oh, I've read that! It's really funny." And she was was really funny. I wasn't laughing out loud at every page or anything like that, but it was definitely an enjoyable read for those that aren't too fond of reading or just want a fast, humorous story.
I'm definitely ready to read the next book (must get to the library) and continue reading this awesome series that is already up to book nine!
Georgia, the main character, is relatable on a lot of levels and the diary format of the book allows you to see directly into her thoughts and truly experience many of the emotions with her. I only wish I could transport myself in the story sometimes and enjoy the many escapades Georgia and the gang get themselves into too.

Another thing that I loved is that since I am American and had that version, the book was the same as the original British version, but included a Glossary in the back for the many slang words and such...I'm just happy when I come across words that I already know or recognize!


Alea said...

I love Georgia's perspective and how she comments on her everyday life. It's hilarious!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Alea: Definitely, me too. I still need to get the second book...but soon I'm sure. I have to continue the series!